What are Pet Health Plans all about?

Even healthy pets need plenty of care and attention from their vet! That’s why a pet health plan is a great investment for your pet. Pet health plans are not pet insurance…

It’s Weight & Nutrition Month in April!

The diet starts next week… isn’t that what people always say?! But what would your pets say if they were told it’s time to review how much they’re eating and how much they’re exercising?

What to take when travelling with your pets…

Back at the beginning of March, the weather was a little bit tricky if you were trying to get anywhere. The snow might be a distant memory for most now, but you’ll probably still remember it clearly if you were unlucky enough to have been stranded on the roads or railways. It got us thinking… because some of the people who were stranded whilst travelling would have been with their pets.

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

You know we’re here for you and your pets whether you have a routine query or a blue light emergency. Whilst we all hope that our pets will never be taken seriously ill, or involved in an accident, it’s worth being prepared in case the worst should happen.

Scaredy Cats…

Is your cat a worrier? Or do certain situations make them nervous? In this article we look at how we can make nervous or fearful cats feel more secure.

Christmas Holiday Time!

Christmas is a time for family. For some of us, that means travelling away from home to visit friends and relatives. Sometimes our pets can come along for the ride, but sometimes they need to have a little holiday of their own. As we’re getting close to the holiday season, we thought we’d share a couple of tips about choosing and using a kennels or cattery.

Be safe, be seen

We’ll all have noticed the evenings drawing in since the clocks went back an hour.  The shorter days mean that our pets will often be out and about in the dark. Whether you’re walking the dogs after work or letting the cats out after dinner, chances are it’s going to be that little bit darker outside. We’ve put together a few tips for keeping us and our pets safe and happy after sunset.

Key hole spays now available

Summer Lane Vets is pleased to announce that we can now spay your female dog using key hole surgery. Known as a laparoscopic spay, this is an alternative to the traditional surgical method. As many of us will know from human medicine, keyhole surgery is less invasive and allows faster recovery time.

Firework fears…

Our pets can’t understand what fireworks are about. To them, the loud noises and bright flashes are scary and unexpected and our pets often want to escape from what is a high-stress situation for them.

Cat napping

On average, cats spend two thirds of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life! And cats tend to sleep more as they get older…